Meet the Oldest
Male #101 has made more migrations than any other crane in the eastern flock. He was in the very first group of Whooping crane chicks to be led south by ultralight airplanes when the eastern flock was first established in 2001. He's still alive, but that's no surprise. Cranes can live to 20 or more years in the wild and much longer in captivity! Each winter, neighbors by #101's Florida territory area eagerly await his return. Experts worried that he was too close to humans and their dangers, so they relocated him several times. Still, he stops to visit his old neighborhood. Now he has a new mate, #914, with him. As of March 1, they were still on their wintering grounds, getting ready for migration. Read about 101's life on his biography page. See why his human neighbor says, "We very much love that Crazy Crane!"
Courtesy of C. Reichenbach
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